Stephen Victor Tallarico, better known as Steven Tyler, is an American musician with Italian ancestry (His grandfather was Giovanni Tallarico, born and raised in Nicotera, Calabria), songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the frontman and lead singer for the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith.In the 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler was also known for his heavy drug and alcohol abuse, though he completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and maintained sobriety for over 20 years until he started abusing painkillers in 2009 and has since returned to rehab. During his high-energy stage performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. He was recently named 99th on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers. and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and he was the presenter when AC/DC won the place in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. He is also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.